It Looked Different on the Model: Epic Tales of Impending Shame and Infamy
Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it’s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she’s shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low-quality... show more
Everyone’s favorite Idiot Girl, Laurie Notaro, is just trying to find the right fit, whether it’s in the adorable blouse that looks charming on the mannequin but leaves her in a literal bind or in her neighborhood after she’s shamefully exposed at a holiday party by delivering a low-quality rendition of “Jingle Bells.” Notaro makes misstep after riotous misstep as she shares tales of marriage and family, including stories about the dog-bark translator that deciphers Notaro’s and her husband’s own “woofs” a little too accurately, the emails from her mother with “FWD” in the subject line (“which in email code means Forecasting World Destruction”), and the dead-of-night shopping sprees and Devil Dog–devouring monkeyshines of a creature known as “Ambien Laurie.” At every turn, Notaro’s pluck and irresistible candor set the New York Times bestselling author on a journey that’s laugh-out-loud funny and utterly unforgettable.
Publish date: July 26th 2011
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Pages no: 240
Edition language: English
, Biography Memoir
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
The first chapter had me crying with laughter. The rest was not quite as funny, but still had me giggling.
All I can say is, I was reading this in my office, and I started to laugh out loud, and had to pretend I was coughing so our bookkeeper wouldn't think I was a freak.
3.5 starsI love Laurie Notaro's unique sense of humor and her non-fiction books are so much better than her fictional ones because of the goofy stuff that happens to her on a daily basis. This book is a funny fast read that helped get me through a trip to the DMV to change my address on my license (...
En ocasiones el libro se lee como si Notaro estuviera del lado que habla de si misma y por lo tanto las situaciones, la vergüenza y las burlas van hacia ella misma. Pero en otras parece que esta haciendo uso del tan popular discurso tipo "Somos mujeres, somos imperfectas, regocijaos en su gordura/fe...